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KCSD, KPD make joint arrest


The Knoxville Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of three men charged with murdering the brother of Knox County Commissioner Diane Jordan.

A grand jury indicted 20-year Broderick Jerome Gipson of Harold Street and 35-year-old Darrell Dwight Beamon of Monroe Street of first-degree murder, felony murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, attempted especially aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. Their bonds are set at $500,000.

A third man, 23-year-old Stevorgo Scott Penson of Holston Drive was charged with especially aggravated kidnapping, attempted especially aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. His bond is $15,000.


All three men have extensive criminal records involving drugs, assault and driving on a revoked license.

During the course of the investigation more than three and a half kilos of cocaine were seized. The District Attorney General’s office is working with federal authorities about prosecuting the cocaine possession.

Jordan’s brother, 41-year-old Kevin Taylor, a Bearden resident, was found by a passerby near the Tennessee Highway Patrol headquarters off Buckingham Road across from West Town Mall Tuesday, May 4.

Taylor had been shot once and either jumped or was thrown from a moving vehicle.

 

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